Water in the Desert


Originally uploaded by heinemanfleck.

Lissa and I took Sadie for a walk this morning to the ponds out in the bosque beyond Tingley Beach. They were finished in 2005, and are really starting to grow up. Baby cottonwoods line the edge, with cattails growing like bonkers at the southern end. We saw what we think was a green heron. Didn’t get a close look, and didn’t have binoculars with us, but one of the biologists who works down there confirms they have green herons around. They’re a smaller bird than the great blues and the night herons we’ve seen before.

I’ve started a Google bosque map, and added the ponds as its first push pin goober.